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E-ticketing resistance

Nanise Loanakadavu
Monday, February 18, 2013

SOME members of the Fiji Taxi Association have opposed the idea of introducing e-ticketing for taxis.

Majority of the FTA national committee meeting members do not agree with the idea, saying it would not be suitable for the taxi industry.

Yesterday's meeting was a lead up to the FTA annual general meeting early next month where issues discussed would be presented at the national level.

Saiyad Nabi of Nadi who raised a lot of issues at the meeting said it would be a disaster to introduce e-ticketing for taxis because buses and taxis operate differently.

For buses, he said it was OK because drivers would demand the ticket before passengers take their seats.

"But for taxis, it's only after we take the passengers to their various destinations when we will ask for their ticket," he said.

"What happens if the card declines or the machine failed to respond. Who will pay the taxi fare?" he asked.

Tauz Khan, another member, however welcomed the idea saying he will pilot the project on his taxi fleet, do trial runs and make relevant submissions to the Land Transport Authority.

Last week, LTA chief executive officer, Naisa Tuinaceva said the system would be for all modes of public service vehicles (PSVs).

He said at the moment e-ticketing systems on buses were being monitored and the next would be taxis.





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